Freds Folks Ceilidh Band

for all your ceilidhs, barn dances, folk dances
for weddings, parties, celebrations
Fred's philosophy

Our philosophy is deep and profound!

  • We are believers in participation; we should enjoy making the music just as much as others should enjoy listening or dancing to it!
  • We believe in passing on the tradition. Beginners are always welcome to come and sit in at appropriate gigs and pick up our tunes and style.
  • We also believe that good dancers make better musicians! Most of us are involved in various forms of dancing, and are active in morris or clog or classical Indian groups, as well as general community folk dancing. Members of the band dance with the Foresters Morris and Greenwood Step Clog teams.
  • We believe that playing style is important. See the recommendations in the document Playing for Folk Dancing, based on an original leaflet from the EFDSS.

We play primarily for dancing, and work with Joy Foxley as MC most of the time, and John Shaw at other times.
More than most ceilidh dance bands, we also spend part of the evening playing items to listen to between dances, while dancers get their breath back.
We can even do complete evenings to listen to, if required!

We sing traditional British folk songs.


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